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Company Overview of American Bar Association

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American Bar Association (ABA) is a voluntary professional membership association of law professionals. The association provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education (CLE), information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public. It is composed of practicing lawyers, judges, court administrators, law teachers, public service lawyers and non-practicing lawyers including business executives, government officials, and law students. ABA was founded in 1878 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

321 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60610

United States

Founded in 1878





Key Executives for American Bar Association

Member of President's Council on Diversity
Member of Governors Operations & Communications Committee and Board of Governors Executive Committee
Member of Antitrust Law Council
Chairman of Section of State and Local Government Law
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

American Bar Association Key Developments

Iwanyshyn Appoints Attorney Deborah Iwanyshyn as Vice Chairperson Taxation

Iwanyshyn & Associates announced that Attorney Deborah Iwanyshyn has been appointed to be the 2015-2016 Vice Chairperson Taxation Committee of Family Law Section of the American Bar Association. This prestigious position provides leadership and oversight to matrimonial and family law attorneys as a source of tax knowledge, providing tax-related education and assistance developing regulations, statutes and amendments to laws to address tax-related issues and problems across the area of Family Law. Attorney Iwanyshyn has dedicated her professional and personal endeavors to supporting families. She is a holistic family lawyer and focuses her practice on divorce, custody and support. As a divorce survivor herself, she encourages clients to utilize alternative dispute resolution models such as mediation or collaboration. Attorney Iwanyshyn was formerly a practicing CPA and a forensic accountant plus a business appraiser who testified in court on behalf of both business owners and dependent spouses regarding the value of a closely held business as well as income available for support.

American Bar Association Names James Dimos as Deputy Executive Director

The American Bar Association announced that James Dimos, a partner with Frost Brown Todd in Indianapolis, will join the association as deputy executive director effective August 31, 2015. In his new role, Dimos will serve as second in charge of ABA staff and represent the executive director as needed. He will be responsible for several functional areas, including ensuring effective communications with ABA sections, divisions and forums. This will involve getting the insights of these ABA groups on pending issues and understanding their views. Dimos joins the ABA after nearly 30 years specializing in the litigation needs of the Indianapolis business community in the areas of antitrust, copyright, First Amendment and media, patent, product disparagement, trademark, trade secret and unfair competition.

American Bar Association Elects Baker Donelson as President

A Baker Donelson attorney was named president-elect of the American Bar Association. Linda Klein, managing shareholder in the firm's Georgia office will serve as the president-elect until August 2016 when she assumes the role as president of the ABA. Her practice area focuses on business dispute resolution, contract law, employment law and professional liability. Klein became the first female to serve as the president of the State Bar of Georgia in 1997. She chaired the ABA's House of Delegates from 2010-2012. She was managing partner of Gambrell & Stolz from 2001 until the firm merged with Baker Donelson in 2007 and then became a board member and managing shareholder at Baker Donelson.

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